verse beg. Iarfaiged nech acaib dam

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, dinnshenchas
Dinnshenchas poem which explains the name of the ‘Yew of the Disputing Sons’ (Ibar mac nAngciss) with reference to the cause of the Battle of Mag Mucrama. 35 stanzas.
First words (verse)
  • Iarfaiged nech acaib dam
“Let me of you inquire for me”
Ascribed to: Cormac mac CuilennáinCormac mac Cuilennáin
(d. 908)
bishop and king of Munster
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Cormac mac Cuilennáin (d. 908). “There is no reason to take the attribution seriously, for the language betrays a later date” (Dillon).(1)n. 1 Myles Dillon, ‘The Yew of the Disputing Sons’, Ériu 14 (1946): 154.
  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

dinnshenchasIrish narrative literature, onomastic lore and learning, topographical literature
id. 32607



Myles Dillon, ‘The Yew of the Disputing Sons’, Ériu 14 (1946): 154.

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[ed.] [tr.] Dillon, Myles, “The Yew of the Disputing Sons”, Ériu 14 (1946): 154–165.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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